Swansea open talks with trio

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: September 12 2012, 15:51 BST

Swansea have revealed they have opened contract talks with Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams and Michel Vorm.

Michel Vorm: Talks under way with Swansea

The trio are seen as crucial cogs in the Swansea machine and chairman Huw Jenkins wants all three tied down.

Holland international goalkeeper Vorm, who has been linked with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, has two years left on his current deal after signing from Utrecht last summer.

Captain Williams, who like Vorm is said to be on Rodgers' radar, also has two years left on his present deal having been with the club for four years since joining from Stockport.

Taylor has three-years left on his deal having signed a new long-term contract last summer.

"We are working on quite a few things," Jenkins said.

"We are looking to make sure we have got a few of our experienced players on extended deals.

"That's something we are looking to do at the moment and we're optimistic that we'll be able to get things sorted with a number of players."

Taylor is currently sidelined with a broken ankle, which means he is unlikely to play again this season, but Jenkins insists that will not delay matters.

"Neil's injury does not impact on the contract situation," Jenkins added.

"The discussions with Neil were more or less concluded before the injury and nothing has changed.

"Hopefully things will be finalised soon."

Taylor confirmed he was ready to sign his deal.

"We've been talking about a new contract for a few months now," said Taylor.

"We were very close before the injury happened. But in fairness to the club they have already said they will honour the new deal despite the fact that I won't play again this season.

"The way they have handled it speaks volumes about the club and the board.''